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Tuesday, June 15
 

10:45am EDT

A1: Improving Community-based Programs in Maternal Health
Presenters Discuss:
the role of community level providers in addressing unmet need for contraception and increasing access to Long Acting Family Planning (LAFP) methods (Ethiopia); experiences in scaling up community based access to injectables and scale up issues and themes to consider when developing a plan to scale up community based provision of injectables (Uganda, Madagascar, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi and Rwanda); the feasibility of implementing a midwifery focused model for training of ANMs/Staff Nurses as per the GOI SBA guidelines and technical support to MoHFW on implementation of skilled birth attendant training (India); and three ways in which Home Based Life Saving Skills supports Community Evacuation Committees (Haiti).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

10:45am EDT

A2: Helping Babies get to One
Presenters Discuss:
the role of light emitting diodes (LED) phototherapy in reducing neonatal mortality/morbidity in Vietnam, and the implications for wider distribution to other developing countries (Vietnam); an educational program designed to equip birth attendants with knowledge and skills to provide neonatal resuscitation in resource-limited settings; the need for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) in the care of neonates in the developing world, and the factors contributing to successful implementation in one country (Southeast Asia); and the potential benefits of community based delivery of gentamicin in the Uniject® device (gentamicin Uniject) for the management of newborn infections (Nepal).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Congressional Room

10:45am EDT

A3: Using Effective Health Policy Tools for Greater Impact
Presenters Discuss:
components of effective policy implementation and a tool that assesses implementation barriers and supports policy dialogue and advocacy (Multiple country examples); the process Viet Nam has undertaken in drafting a law concerning medical licensing (Viet Nam); Nigeria's experience using a decision tool to synthesize strategic information in an HIV policy model to project resource needs and inform strategic planning for HIV/AIDS services and the challenges of costing HIV service delivery and the use of decision support tools in a policy process (Nigeria).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Executive Room

10:45am EDT

A4: What's Standing in the Way? Barriers to Voluntary Counseling and Testing
Presenters Discuss:
the factors in generating high HIV counseling and testing demand and acceptance in a conservative, Somali ethnicity, Islamic context (East Africa); a methodology for conducting survey research with a highly mobile, most at risk population, street youth's barriers to accessing HIV testing and treatment, and the key needs of street youth in Ukraine for mitigating their risk behaviors and linking them into HIV prevention, treatment, and care (Kyiv, Odesa, and Donetsk, Ukraine); and how mobile HIV counseling and testing services (MCT) in Ethiopia reached key populations at risk through partnership with local communities, and how effective the MCT service has been in reaching populations at higher risk for HIV infection (Ethiopia).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Empire Ballroom

10:45am EDT

A5: The Metrics of Impact Investing in Health
Presenters Discuss:
the emergence of the impact investing industry, including providing a definition of impact investing, discussing the phase of its development as a distinct industry, the demand from investors for social returns and relevance to and implications for the health sector; how the Africa Healthcare Fund (AHF) team will invest capital, monitor its portfolio holdings, and report out its social return performance results and the challenges of designing a program that is relevant to an investment process, inexpensive to manage, and consistent with the needs of an investor who wants to see quantifiable measures of social change; clear examples of scalable healthcare investment and market opportunities in Africa that have a positive return on investment; and social investment fund managers' efforts to push performance management capabilities into the investments they fund and new initiatives by the impact investing community to standardize performance data so as to measure broad based social and economic returns, in this case, for the health sector.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

10:45am EDT

A6: Integration: Getting Results and Reaching Goals
Presenters Discuss:
how village community banking can be a sustainable response to the economic hardships faced by people living with HIV/AIDS and their community home based care providers (Tanzania); findings from a four year initiative with five microfinance institutions that implemented and evaluated the impact of integrated health services on client health and financial security, and how to access technical guides and other resources to support replication (West Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America); the advantages of using established delivery models with health and business metrics, such as microfinance, to offer health services in a socially impactful, measurable, and financially sustainable way (Nicaragua); and the advantages of holistic, integrated health development efforts (Ethiopia, urban areas)

Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Governors Room

2:30pm EDT

B1: Modeling the Potential Impact of an AIDS Vaccine
Presenters Discuss:
how modeling the potential impact of an AIDS vaccine can help policymakers and advocates make better decisions about the importance of sustaining commitment to research and developing strategies for eventual rollout and access (Kenya and Uganda); the results of a study modeling the impact of AIDS vaccines of various efficacy and under different rollout scenarios in Brazil, and an overview of how these modeling results can be useful to policymakers in understanding partial efficacy, targeted vaccination strategies, prioritizing prevention research and considering future access issues (Brazil); and how computer simulation and modeling tools such as the Spectrum Package can be used to model the impact of an AIDS vaccine and assist policymakers in preparing for the introduction of new prevention technologies that are still in development, the Spectrum package and the vaccine module and the key assumptions underlying the model (Global).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 2:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

2:30pm EDT

B2: Models for Improving Metrics in Global Health
Presenters Discuss:
trends in contraceptive security over time at the national, regional, and global level, measures used to identify priority areas for additional support and program planning, and how measures can be used to advocate for improved resource allocation by country governments, global donors, and lenders (Global); key relationships between health drivers and outcomes, potential health futures and opportunities for creating change (Global); gaps and issues related to indicators for measuring health systems strengthening (HSS) and the opportunities for moving toward an international consensus (Global); and the costs and benefits of meeting needs for family planning and for maternal and newborn health care in developing countries and key similarities and differences in needs and impacts between major geographic regions (Sub Saharan Africa, South Central and Southeastern Asia and Latin America, Caribbean)

Tuesday June 15, 2010 2:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Congressional Room

2:30pm EDT

B3: Community Approaches to Meeting Health Goals: Lessons from South Asia
Presenters Discuss:
factors of a successful community based primary health care program and how comprehensive CBPHC is effective in meeting MDGs 1-7 (rural India); identify contributions of health management committees to better maternal and child health services, how communities partner with the public health sector to improve health services and successful interventions to build the capacity of health management committees (Districts Mansehra and Bagh, Pakistan); the Volunteer Investment and Value Audit (VIVA) concept and tools to assess volunteers involvement and the return from the volunteers on ongoing health programs; and best practices employed by Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC) to increase access to maternal and child health services for the urban poor through women's health groups and community link volunteers (Agra, India).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 2:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Executive Room

2:30pm EDT

B5: Progress in Reproductive Health: Including a Man's Perspective
Presenters Discuss:
how integrating gender and sexuality can contribute to improvements in factors that influence maternal health outcomes (Asia, India); CARE's systematic approach to addressing sexual and gender inequalities in Asia using a social ecological model (Asia); the principal components of a successful reproductive health program for men, strategies used to recruit and engage men in reproductive health programs, and the challenges and successes of an innovative program for men (Guatemala); and the main elements and advantages of a successful workplace male involvement approach (Sub Saharan Africa).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 2:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

2:30pm EDT

B6: Surgical Metrics: Unmet Surgical Need and Impact on Global Health
Presenters Discuss:
the importance of surgical care in child health in low and middle income countries and ongoing efforts to improve pediatric surgical care in settings of limited resources (Low and middle income countries); Health Metrics, Outcomes analysis, Disability and premature death, Role of interventions in Disability and Premature death, the role of surgical interventions in Global Burden of Disease (GBD) (Low and Middle Income Countries); the burden of traumatic conditions faced by lay first responders in a low income country with no organized emergency system, the development of a basic context appropriate curriculum for lay first responders, and the effectiveness and scalability of such a program (Uganda, Sub Saharan Africa); and the application of surgical metrics to evaluate the impact of surgical intervention on the low and middle income populations (Low and Middle Income Countries)

Tuesday June 15, 2010 2:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Governors Room

2:30pm EDT

B4: Health Systems Building Blocks: How to Build Strong Health Systems that Deliver Quality Services
Presenters Discuss:
the use of service delivery as an entry point to health systems strengthening and the added value of Quality Improvement to traditional public health programs (Senegal); how health governance contributes to system strengthening and what indicators can be used to measure health governance (global); two innovative strategies to health financing and how to support the implementation of the strategies (Africa); different methodologies and tools used to assess pharmaceutical and health commodity systems and how monitoring tools developed in support of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs have been expanded for wider use; how Human Resources Management (HRM) system strengthening is critical for the support of workforce development, and contributes to overall health system strengthening (Africa with global applicability); and Health Information Systems (HIS) as it relates to health systems strengthening, the relevance of HIS for supporting decision making, approaches to HIS strengthening and monitoring, and available frameworks and tools for HIS strengthening (Global, Zambia).

Tuesday June 15, 2010 2:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Empire Ballroom
 
Wednesday, June 16
 

10:30am EDT

C1: Beyond Sexual Violence: Next Steps in Helping Victims
Presenters Discuss:
violence against women as a serious health issue in Jordan and efforts to work with private providers and measures of success in programs for identification and referral of potential violence against women victims in private hospitals and clinics (Jordan); the framework used by the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Program on FGM/C to accelerate the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and its achievement (sub Saharan Africa); and innovative and replicable strategies for responding to the health and justice needs of sexual assault survivors (Sub Saharan Africa, Zambia).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Congressional Room

10:30am EDT

C2: Optimizing and Leveraging Private Sector Partnerships
Presenters Discuss:
the approaches USAID used to work with the private sector in health over the past 30 years, how the approaches contributed to the attainment of USAID's goals; advantages of using private sector providers to reach the poorest population; and reasons for the success of private sector initiatives (Global); successful methods and challenging issues in developing public private partnerships using several of Chevron's key partnerships to address health issues as examples, the drivers and interests in partnership from a company's perspective and some of the nuts and bolts in building them (Global); the goals and objectives of the partnerships, how progress towards these goals was measured, how achievements and lessons learned informed future directions, and how Botswana's experience (Sub Saharan Africa, Botswana); and AED's India strategy of leveraging NGO partnerships to take POU interventions to scale (India).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Empire Ballroom

10:30am EDT

C3: Reaching MDG 6: What Will it Take to Make TB History?
Presenters Discuss:
the prevalence and magnitude of pulmonary TB and drug resistant TB in the largest prison in Bangladesh and to assess risk factors associated with the development of TB among the prisoners (Bangladesh); actions taken to fully implement the new Stop TB Strategy and the outcomes of these actions in relation to progress being made towards the 2015 TB care and control targets (Kenya); and the concept of contact slips, how it is administered and how it increases number of screened TB contacts. (South Africa).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Governors Room

10:30am EDT

C4: Improving Existing Data to Sustain Gains in Global Health
Presenters Discuss:
how consistent use of data by frontline providers to track their performance can improve data quality and how leadership attention and data feedback to frontline providers make providers more conscious about data quality (Ghana); improvements in quality of data reported by primary health care facilities achieved due to the implementation of a performance improvement process (Pakistan); lessons learned about the potential for large scale deployment of phone based information systems for community health workers (Tanzania); and quality care for patients in terms of eliminating gaps, time series plots to graph the results, Gaps Analysis Framework to identify the quality gaps, causes of gaps and Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles (PDSA's) to bridge the gaps (Global).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Capitol Room

2:00pm EDT

D1: Nutritional Supplements and Complementary Feeding Practices
Presenters Discuss:
the process and outcome of implementing a rural community based behavior change project (Bangladesh.); the biological impact and operational feasibility of incorporating Ultra Rice into India's Midday Meal Scheme (India) how to design, implement, monitor and evaluate a community based nutrition education intervention, the effects of an educational intervention on caretakers' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors, as well as on child nutrition and health outcomes, and the key components of a successful community based intervention program.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Congressional Room

2:00pm EDT

D2: Leveraging Capacity: Making Use of Existing Information Systems
Presenters Discuss:
how information has been used in Sierra Leone by health districts and civil society to address poor health indicators (Sierra Leone); new alternative approaches to measuring mortality and causes of death in the communities and how the information can complement and strengthen existing national health systems in developing countries (sub Saharan Africa); and how the establishment of health information systems improves monitoring and evaluation of health interventions, solidifies partnerships, and builds capacity (China/Myanmar border).Presenters Discuss: the strong impact healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP) has on averting unnecessary childhood deaths (West Africa); two key HTSP messages, how HTSP promotes healthy fertility, how Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) and Standard Days Method (SDM) serve as gateways to other family planning methods (India, Guatemala, Mali, Kenya); describe integrated PNC/FP package; 2) discuss attitudes toward family planning and healthy pregnancy spacing among postpartum women (Kenya); and key findings from six USAID sponsored studies on spacing and adverse outcomes, what's new about healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), key HTSP messages, and Extending Service Delivery's (ESD) successful knowledge to action approach using advocacy networks to mainstream HTSP from the global to local level (global).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Executive Room

2:00pm EDT

D3: From Evidence to Action: Mainstreaming Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies
Presenters Discuss:
the strong impact healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP) has on averting unnecessary childhood deaths (West Africa); two key HTSP messages, how HTSP promotes healthy fertility, how Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) and Standard Days Method (SDM) serve as gateways to other family planning methods (India, Guatemala, Mali, Kenya); describe integrated PNC/FP package; 2) discuss attitudes toward family planning and healthy pregnancy spacing among postpartum women (Kenya); and key findings from six USAID sponsored studies on spacing and adverse outcomes, what's new about healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), key HTSP messages, and Extending Service Delivery's (ESD) successful knowledge to action approach using advocacy networks to mainstream HTSP from the global to local level (global).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Blue Room

2:00pm EDT

D4: Policy Initiatives to Break the Cycle of Neglect for Chagas
Presenters Discuss:
the policy initiatives being implemented to address the urgent need increase R&D for better medical tools (Americas); an overview of the policy landscape for neglected diseases, access to and innovation of medicines used in these diseases in the Americas, and an understanding of the determinants, challenges and perspectives on the future in access and innovation of medicines for the treatment of Chagas (Americas); the cycle of neglect that prevents patients with Chagas disease from accessing diagnosis and treatment and how policy change, political will, funding and implementation are crucial elements to break this cycle (Americas, Europe)

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Governors Room

2:00pm EDT

D5: Global Leadership: Who is Fighting Drug Resistance and How?
Presenters Discuss:
the role and responsibility of donor organizations in the global battle against drug resistance, how donors have tackled resistance in the past and what changes are needed to ramp up current efforts by the larger donor community (Global); government sectors and policy issues that contribute to antimicrobial resistance (Global); the challenges of antimicrobial resistance as it relate to incentives of patients, physicians, hospitals, agricultural producers and other actors and current efforts to develop effective policies at a national and global scale to manage this life saving, limited, resource; and potential roles of private sector organization in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance (Global).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

2:00pm EDT

D6: Building Global Health Careers: It's All About People
Presenters Discuss:
a successful and scalable partnership model to reduce financial barriers for aspiring health workers (Uganda, East Africa); the value of high quality health workforce information, emerging standards for human resources for health (HRH) information, and examples of countries using standards and systems to improve HRH policies and decisions (sub Saharan Africa); how capacity building for health professionals through a Fellowship Program can improve HIV/AIDS services in challenging environments (Nigeria); and how the Management Support to Provinces (MSP) initiative in Afghanistan improved the stewardship capacity of a Provincial Health Office (Herat Province, Afghanistan).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom
 
Thursday, June 17
 

10:30am EDT

E1: NIGH Panel: Focus on Prevention
Presenters Discuss:
the feasibility and effectiveness of an online video based intervention to motivate men who have sex with men in Peru to get tested for HIV (Peru); behavioral aspects involved in behavioral disinhibition following male circumcision and consider the results of urban Swazi men's perceptions of sexual risk following circumcision (Urban Swaziland); whether a return to traditional eating patterns from their home country would be a successful intervention strategy for Mexican immigrants in the US who have unhealthy dietary habits (North Carolina, USA); and implementing a participatory and community invested approach to hygiene education and behavior change communication (Western Region, Ghana).

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Congressional Room

10:30am EDT

E2: Removing Roadblocks: Effective Approaches in Improving Pharmaceutical Management
Presenters Discuss:
the importance of evidence based approaches for generating a policy change (Pakistan); surveillance for adverse drug reactions and treatment costs resulting from switch to new antimalarial drugs (Tanzania, Sub Sahara Africa); the supervision systems needed to assure malaria medicines availability and rational use in Latin America, national scale up of supervisory tools, and the role of the information generated by the supervisory tool in strengthening national malaria programs (Latin America); and the benefits of long term commodity forecasting as part of a broader HIV/AIDS commodity security strategy that supports resource mobilization to ensure financial sustainability of national HIV/AIDS programs (Nigeria).

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Executive Room

10:30am EDT

E3: Expanding Access through Mobile Health Services
Presenters Discuss:
a successful partnership to improve access to care and treatment for people living with HIV in rural areas (Tanzania); how evidence informed reproductive health program design can contribute to health outcomes of national significance (Sierra Leone); and how clinical officers can safely perform male circumcision (MC) through mobile outreach to designated public health care facilities in the community and how this approach is an effective strategy for addressing human resource shortages in male circumcision roll out (Kenya).

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Blue Room

10:30am EDT

E4: Health Vouchers: Successes and Obstacles to Effective Utilization
Presenters Discuss:
indicators commonly used in voucher program management, how program managers use measures of facility performance for decision making, and how spatial data on distance to facility and patient poverty assessments are incorporated with service data to map functional local healthcare markets (Kenya); how the public and private sectors worked together to increase access to insecticide treated nets (ITNs) for vulnerable groups in six countries in Africa, the potential of the commercial sector to help countries achieve catch up and sustain keep up, and the value of a targeted subsidy voucher program for achieving high rates of ITN ownership and use (Africa); the major components of the output based reproductive health voucher program in Uganda, the types of data generated by the program and strengths and weaknesses to the current program (Uganda); the role of transportation vouchers to improve maternal health care services by the trained providers (Bangladesh); and the impact of introducing vouchers for free IUD insertion through a social franchising approach in underserved areas in Pakistan and the key drivers for high voucher redemption rates (Pakistan).

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Governors Room

10:30am EDT

E5: MDG 4 and 5: Reaching Global Impact through Work at the Local Level
Presenters Discuss:
how conceptualizing health systems as complex adaptive systems changes evaluation strategies; how components of health systems at various levels interact to produce population health outcomes (Ghana); innovative approaches for accelerating and measuring progress toward MDGs 4 & 5 and an understanding of the Improvement Collaborative model for strengthening maternal newborn health services at scale in a West African setting (Niger, West Africa); and the potential for Improvement Collaborative Networks to accelerate peer to peer learning and large scale improvement, how process improvements can be simplified, ranked and packaged for scale up to achieve higher coverage, quality and reliability of implementation of health interventions and how time series analysis can be applied to diverse change ideas tested across multiple health facilities and communities to yield a robust context specific change package (Ghana).

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

10:30am EDT

E6: Next Steps in Health Information Systems Applications
Presenters Discuss:
the effectiveness of the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) framework and tools for strengthening routine health information systems (RHIS), the process of developing interventions for improving RHIS and factors that facilitate PRISM resulting in improved health system outputs (China, Pakistan) findings from a global dataset revealing country strengths and weaknesses on Health Information Systems (Global); how investment in an automated reporting system that provides quick access to quality data can provide a reliable supply of commodities, supporting universal access (Ethiopia); and how health information systems can contribute to decision making, improved health program performance, and better health outcomes (Global, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Haiti, Pakistan)

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom

3:45pm EDT

F1: Standards, Partnerships and Other Tools for Quality Improvement
Presenters Discuss:
methods for composing an index for presenting comparable information on health facility service conditions across countries and how comparable and periodically updated indices of facility service conditions can contribute to health system strengthening (Africa and Eastern Caribbean States); the Maya Salud project, and the Partnership Defined Quality (PDQ) method utilized to improve access and quality of family planning in Guatemalan communities (Guatemala); an HIV/AIDS calculator to establish clinical targets at every facility (South Africa); and a model for estimating ART need at district/facility levels that can, combined with patient data on wellness and retention in care, guide actions to bridge gaps in ART care quality (Tanzania).

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Congressional Room

3:45pm EDT

F2: Health Reform Approaches: Using Performance-based Financing to Reach Global Health Goals
Presenters Discuss:
recent interest in Results Based Financing, what the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund aims to achieve, and the importance of getting evidence based results from the impact evaluations of Results Based Financing (Sub Saharan Africa; Central Asia); the appropriateness, prerequisites, strengths and shortcomings of Performance Based Financing (PBF) interventions as strategies to support public health systems and the body of evidence accumulated through a chain of three country experiences (South east Asia; Sub Saharan Africa); the performance/results based financing (PBF/RBF ) concept its importance for improving access to quality health services and to reducing financial barriers to access, how PBF/RBF mechanisms link to improved health outcomes, the key factors of success in PBF/RBF and necessary elements for scaling up PBF to work through governmental systems 'management contract' arrangements, and internal contracting (Rwanda); and the three main principles of the Performance Based Financing (PBF) intervention of the NGO Cordaid, the mission or development goal of the NGO Cordaid in health system strengthening and the challenges that the NGO Cordaid faces related to sustainability and scaling up of PBF schemes (African Great Lakes Region).

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Executive Room

3:45pm EDT

F3: Efforts and Achievements in Obstetrical and Postpartum Care in Asia
Presenters Discuss:
key elements of an initiative to increase institutional deliveries (northern Pakistan); a postpartum care model to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality for poor rural communities (India); a successful pilot intervention for the prevention of post partum hemorrhage at home deliveries through community based distribution of Misoprostol (Bangladesh); and the impact of the Mobile Obstetric Medics Project, a community based program to improve maternal health among vulnerable populations (Eastern Burma).

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Blue Room

3:45pm EDT

F4: Accountability, Effectiveness and Transparency in Global Health
Presenters Discuss:
the process behind an inclusive international initiative that has the potential to change the way data on health projects are accessed and used (global); the challenges in making aid information transparent from the perspective of a partner country and the value to global health of an international standard for development data (Africa); whether, in the last decade, aid targeted towards infectious disease been has been going to the countries with the greatest need and has this aid been effective in lowering disease prevalence and mortality across the globe (Global).

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Governors Room

3:45pm EDT

F5: Men, Violence and Gender Inequality: Cases from Brazil, India and South Africa
Presenters Discuss:
the gender related risk factors associated with rape, that rape prevention must be an essential part of the national development agenda, requiring a comprehensive national strategy to address the gendered nature of rape and South African masculinities (South Africa); men's use of and attitudes toward violence against women, and the economic, social, and gender factors that are associated with violence and that violence prevention requires a comprehensive strategy that takes into these factors and how they shape Brazilian masculinities (Brazil); and the role that childhood violence plays in men's perpetration of partner violence, risk behaviors and support for gender equality during adulthood and the program and policy implications of the findings (India).

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

3:45pm EDT

F6: From Drug Users to Mother Support Groups: What's Working in HIV/AIDS Prevention
Presenters Discuss:
the mother support group (MSG) initiative and the documented contributions of MSGs to preventing perinatal HIV infection (Ethiopia); the importance of promoting HIV prevention at the workplace (Kenya); key characteristics of a successful HIV prevention intervention targeting women in a rural setting (rural southern United States.); and the dynamics of the HIV epidemic among injecting drug users in Pakistan and essentials of comprehensive preventive strategies adopted through public private partnership to halt HIV transmission among this most at risk group (Pakistan).

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Empire Ballroom
 
Friday, June 18
 

9:00am EDT

G1: Adding Metrics to the Reproductive Health Response in Humanitarian Relief Settings
Presenters Discuss:
components of a toolkit that assesses reproductive health needs, practical applications of the toolkit in two countries, selected findings, and how they inform program planning (Global, Thailand, Rwanda); how research can inform evidence based family planning services in refugee camps (Congolese Refugee Camps in Rwanda); utilization of and barriers to family planning among IDPs in North Darfur (North Darfur, Sudan); and planning for effective implementation of maternal and newborn mortality reduction strategies in a post conflict country using experiences from the 2008 Sierra Leone EmONC needs assessment survey (Sierra Leone, West Africa).

Friday June 18, 2010 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

9:00am EDT

G2: Key Approaches to Address Urgent Health Needs of Adolescent Girls
Presenters Discuss:
the range of obstacles unmarried young women face in obtaining abortions (India); the program components that help girls manage menstruation and stay in school and discuss lessons learned from coordinating the delivery of menstrual management programming in schools (Ethiopia, South Africa); successful approaches to reduce unwanted pregnancies among adolescent girls enrolled in schools in West African countries (Forest Region, Guinea, West Africa); and the role played by education system and communities in the delivery of the human papillomavirus vaccinations (Uganda).

Friday June 18, 2010 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Palladian Ballroom

9:00am EDT

G3: Research Track: NIGH Panel: Improved Methodologies in MCH Research
Presenters Discuss:
the relative cost effective benefits of different methods of sterilization in the developing world context (Sub Saharan Africa); the dynamics of child stunting in rural Guatemala and the importance of integrating quantitative data and ethnographic insights in program evaluation (Guatemala); the free, government run maternal healthcare system in Sri Lanka, utilization of care by mothers and pregnant women, and barriers to access in rural areas of the Kandy District such as language, geography, and working in the tea estate sector (Sri Lanka); a model for developing locally appropriate mental health screening tools (Rwanda); and institutionalized delivery versus quality care, quality improvement methodology's advantages in hospital based interventions, and how partograph use can facilitate quality improvement (Dominican Republic).

Friday June 18, 2010 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Congressional Room

9:00am EDT

G4: Better Communication for Better Health
Presenters Discuss:
how community media can be utilized to increase community participation and amplify voices to stimulate positive change in five conflict affected countries to support MDGs 3, 5 and 6 (Liberia, Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, Thailand); the founding process of the first media training program on HIV/AIDS in China, the program's mission, target audience and workshop design methods and the particular challenges associated with media coverage in China and a plan to overcome them (China); the significant role that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is playing in the fight against HIV and other harmful traditional practices by using an innovative approach, the potential role of the Church in passing key developmental messages to reach millions of people in a cost effective manner and the Church's approach to integrate the developmental issues in the training institutions of the Church and thereby ensuring their sustainability (Sub Saharan Africa); and intervention package consisting of an educational film followed by a structured discussion to improve knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors for prevention and care of human monkey pox infection (Republic of Congo).

Friday June 18, 2010 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Empire Ballroom

9:00am EDT

G5: Measuring the Success of Open Source Health Information Systems
Presenters Discuss:
key design features of a medical records system adaptable to resource constrained environments and the need for patient medical records to provide quality care (South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Haiti, India, China, United States, Pakistan, and the Philippines); collaborative efforts to unify disparate open source tools into a low cost toolkit and the value of open source technologies to collaborative development (India, Vietnam, Tajikistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, the Gambia and Sierra Leone); results from a study of CommCare and lessons learned about open source development (Tanzania); and the challenges faced in healthcare delivery and management in rural areas in the developing world and the need for a broader health delivery infrastructure (Kenya).

Friday June 18, 2010 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Governors Room

9:00am EDT

G6: Reaching the Goal of Making Surgery an Integral Part of Primary Health Care
Presenters Discuss:
the role of surgical care in WHO's new primary health care initiative; recent efforts by WHO to develop surgical care in low and middle income countries; ongoing efforts to prioritize surgical care in low and middle income countries; and barriers to the delivery of district level surgical and anesthetic services in low and middle income countries, including capacity (infrastructure, physical resources, and human resources for health), and quality, mapping of the capacity for services at the facilities level as a means to strengthen a countries health information system and how surgery and anesthesia may be integrated into primary health care reforms (Low and middle income countries).

Friday June 18, 2010 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Capitol Room